Optimal Design of Solar Drier for Pulses using OA Design & MRPI Method
Saravanan B, Saravana Kumar R
Solar Drier, Orthogonal Array Design, Multi Response Performance Index Method.
Recently Solar Driers are used to process the pulses in Dhall Industries. The performance of the forced convection Solar Drier for various tilt angles and for various air velocities are analyzed in this paper. The Maximum temperature attainable, Heat Utilization Factor & amount of heat gained are studied as output parameters. The experiment is designed using Orthogonal Array Design. The objective is to make an optimal design of Solar Drier that maximizing all the output parameters using Multi Response Performance Index Method (MRPI method). The optimal tilt angle of solar drier & air velocity that maximizes the output parameters are determined in this study.